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A lot of us focus on documents and web sites, but we should also talk about software and other products. Why can't there be a list of software tools or hardware devices? Nothing gets on the list unless it actually meets the full 508. There can be all the boundary setting and disclaimers about what an agency does with the product, but it seems like an incredible waste of effort for every agency to have to check basic ...more »
If regulation is the "stick", then perhaps awards are the "carrot." It would not be right to give awards for mere compliance, but what about awards for innovative solutions, program excellence, fewest complaints, most improvement...?
It's hard to design, write, code, etc. for people you don't know. One of the value of usability testing with people with a variety of disabilities is that it puts a human face on the goals of Section 508. I do NOT mean using people with disabilities as "accessibility QA testers." This is about observing - and understanding - why each requirement in Section 508 (or WCAG 2.0) exists: what human communication need it meets. ...more »